Hardware RAID support? Which controller best to use?

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon Nov 21 22:19:50 GMT 2005

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 07:56:58 -0700
Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:

> Olaf Greve wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Well, the plot thickens and I have another follow-up question after all...
> > 
> > I relayed the information I gathered from you all, and the person in 
> > charge indicated that he couldn't get the 9500S-4 directly from their 
> > normal supplier.
> > 
> > They are somewhat pressed for installing the machine very soon, so he 
> > asked me if I knew if the Adaptec 2410SA would also work well...
> > 
> > The details of this adapter can be found at:
> > http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?sess=no&language=English+US&prodkey=AAR-2410SA&cat=%2fTechnology%2fSerial+ATA%2fSerial+ATA+RAID+Controllers 
> > 
> > 
> > Surprise, surprise, once again FreeBSD is not mentioned on the list of 
> > supported OSes (do people even realise it exists? :( ).
> > 
> > Has anyone tried this particular RAID controller, or a different Adaptec 
> > SATA one?
> > 
> > I myself use Adaptec SCSI RAID controllers (the 2100S and the 2200S), 
> > and they are both supported in the generic kernel, but then, that's SCSI...
> > 
> > Thanks again; if this adapter isn't any good with FreeBSD amd64 I'll 
> > tell them, and will urge them to do their best to find a 9500S (in fact: 
> > I'll already make sure to tell him that the list concensus is that the 
> > 9500S is preferrable).
> > 
> > Cheers!
> > Olafo
> > 
> All Adaptec RAID controllers are supported under FreeBSD.  Adaptec 
> doesn't offer formal support for FreeBSD, though, and that is why it's
> not mentioned on their website.  Also, I'd recommend getting the 2810
> instead of the 2410 if your budget allows for it.

This is a bit off topic for this thread but related so thought I'd
share.  I just had to RMA an LSI card and their support was exemplary.
They've got my business for life.  Didn't have to deal w/any offshore
call centers.  Two levels into a phone tree and 30 minutes on the phone
w/ the tech confirming the diagnosis and a new one was on the way FedEx
Next Day. Sweet;-)

Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
A: Why is putting a reply at the top of the message frowned upon?

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